STOCK RISERS | Rising Orlando’s DL prospects making noise (2023) – We take a look at the big men on the defensive line, players entering a big final year and key guy to their respective defensive units to know. Big men with big time talent looking to earn college scholarships with big 2022 seasons ahead.
Prospects can register for the upcoming Six Star Football RANKINGS ID Showcase at the link where they will be evaluated for future stars, rankings and an invitation to The FINALS All-America Showcase. This event will be held on Saturday, April 9 in Orlando.
Brian Burton Jr. , 6’1”, 250,,DT,2023,University @BBurtonJr1
When you look at guys that look like elite athletes on Defensive lines in the Orlando area its hard not to think that this 6-1, 250 DL is not among the most impressive for upside potential to his game and being that big man that will develop into a very special big man to know for the next level. Burton is all out physical, tough man, gets good defensive penetration and can be a nightmare against the run, love his motor also.
Chris Ficka, 6’1”, 250,DL, 2023, West Orange @chrisficka49
Fricka is a player that is a big man to take some notice of out of West Orange, 6-1, 250, Chris is a player that has both very good movement off the snap and is a player that can be a physical player and a tough guy that every defense needs to be successful against the running game. A player that has worked very hard to get in the best possible shape and has become a even more impressive athlete than when the season started trimming down from 265 to 250 pounds.
Kamran James, 6’6”, 255,DE,2023,Olympia @thereal_kam_
Elite size, 6-6, 255, good as it gets for frame for the D1 level with that length and power also, James is a player for Olympia that can force a lot of mistakes with his speed and size, always around the football, and is a defensive menace. His ability to dominate really creates major problems for offensive units who can’t deal with his ability to be right at the point of attack in the blink of an eye. James has drawn offers from Auburn, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, FAU, UAB and several others.
Derrick LeBlanc, 6’5, 225, DE, 2023, Osceola @getrightderrick
Loaded on what could be the top defensive line in Orlando, this impressive D1 sized and ready to go 6-5, 225 lengthy and athletic play maker is a one of a kind DE and a beast to handle up front for the Osceola defensive unit. Great footwork and movement in the trenches, a pure athlete, love his ability to just blow by guys with big time moves and length, one of the guys that is loaded for major talent at big time football. Major college career awaits this sensational athlete.
Jonathan Ogbuagu, 6’3”, 245, DT, 2023, Tohopekaliga @JonathanOgb73
We like this 6-3 inch 245 DT from Tohopekaliga to be one of the top risers through the rankings as a senior prospect on the Defensive line, no doubt his size is there to be a dominator and be that take over the game kind of length big man at 6-3, can get an edge and overpower blocks to be some very impressive tackles and stack you up plays in the middle, impressed b his toughness and fight and grit as a big man.
Elijah Palermo, 6’0”, 280,DT, 2023, Osceola @wrekkout
Palermo is a 6-0, 280 big man on the loaded for talent Osceola defensive unit, a player that can outmuscle and can be too much to handle with his power, a big bull up front, get out of his way, one of those players that is flat out coming through, can level guys, run over them, rough them up and make the big plays, a creator of havoc up front that can be very impressive, love his style of pure toughness on the DL.
Anthony Rosa, 5’11, 195,DT,2023,University@Anthony_Rosa50
Rosa is a player that is a two way talent, can play center on the offensive line and is a player that may be more at the center spot on offense with his toughness and unique skillset for that position, no doubt its possible that he will have an equally big impact as a tough man on defense as well, no doubt he is always among the elite physical presence big men on the line, his size doesn’t matter, can dominate bigger men at the point of attack with impressive power.
Calvin Smith, 6’4”, 230, DE, 2023, Ocoee @7Csmith
Smith has been as impressive of an DE as any area player and love the size 6-4, 230 college ready player and built like a machine from his defensive end spot at Ocoee. Smith is a big man that has been a force and a player that has a 6’9 inch wingspan and can use that extra length to be a force, get hands on the ball, be a bat the pass down kind of end, can reach ball carriers most DE can’t get to, has the extra ability to be a major enforcer on the edge, can swallow up anything with ease in his area.
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John Walker, 6’3, 285,DL,2023,Osceola @Johnwal60517678
Walker could be the most talented DL in the Orlando area, no doubt he is a baller in a big time way, 6-3, 285 and a beast to handle in the trenches, Walker is a man among the boys when he lines up and has the skills that make him the hottest area college player on the radar. Walker has latest offers rolled in from LSU, Oklahoma and Miami, no doubt this guy is one of the elite looking players to take some major notice of, a guy that has been unblockable in the trenches, and a feared player to have to face off against for offensive lineman.